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December 11, 2012 // 8:38 pm - Following up on the previous revision, today PlayStation 3 developer deank has updated multiMAN to version 04.15.00 which now includes Remote Access functionality allowing you to link PS3 CEX and DEX consoles together alongside mmRAS (multiMAN Remote Access Service) by aldostools with details below.

Download: multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD CEX (20121212) (mM+ps3netsrv/GUI+mmRAS+installPKG - 3.21 MB) / multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD CEX (20121212) / multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD CEX (20121212) / multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD CEX (20121212) / multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD CEX (20121212) / multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD CEX (20121212) / multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD CEX (20121212) / multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD CEX (20121212) / multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD CEX (20121212) / multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD CEX (20121212) / multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD CEX (20121212) / multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD CEX (20121212) / multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD CEX (20121212) / multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD CEX (20121212) / multiMAN v04.15.00 UPD DEX (20121212) / PS3 Tools Collection 2.0.51 by aldostools

multiMAN 04.15.00 Changelog: This is only an UPDATE version (you need 04.14.00/04.15.00 BASE or FULL installed).

  • Updated PC application "ps3netsrv" to support fast folder-data retrieval
  • Greatly improved loading of remote /net_host folders (up to 4096 entries in mmOS and 2048 in other modes)
  • Greatly improved loading of remote Retro ROMs folders with covers
  • Added support to access remote PS3 system in mmOS or in game modes via /net_host
  • You can access all data of a remote PS3 to view/play photo/music/video files, transfer files/folders (and load ISO games/movies PS3/PSX/DVD/BD if used with Cobra CFW)
  • Added option in "Settings" - "Connect to Another PS3" - it allows full remote control (screen/pad) of another PS3 running multiMAN 04.15.00 and later
  • Added option in "Settings" - "Remote Access Permissions" (Disable/Files/Screen/Full) to restrict remote connnections to your PS3
  • Added support for mmRAS - PC application by Aldo (aldostools) which allows remote access to your PS3 (screen/pad) while running multiMAN
  • Screenshot feature in multiMAN (START+R2) will now save screens as JPEG.

The key features of this release:

  • The improved PC ps3netsrv application allows much faster access speeds when retrieving data from folders in mmOS or when browsing photo/music/video/ROMs from remote /net_host. You can now browse a remote folder with roms+covers and it takes a fraction of the time it took before.
  • The Remote Access feature allows you to connect to another PS3 anywhere in the world (be it in the other room or across the country) and copy files/folders, play Retro ROMs, view photos and play music and video files (after caching)
  • The Remote Access Control (PS3) feature allows you to connect to another PS3 running multiMAN and view its screen and control it with your pad. It allows you to minimize the current session and work with your own PS3 (to transfer files to the remote PS3 for example) and then return to the other PS3.
  • The Remote Access Control (PC) feature via aldostools mmRAS client allows you to connect to your PS3 (or any other PS3 around the world running multiMAN) from your PC. You can change the encoding quality of the picture, take screenshots in JPG (PrintScreen button) and control the PS3 with your keyboard and mouse. Click the [?] button for more information of the keyboard mappings.
  • The option in "Settings" (Remote Access Permissions) allows you to configure the access to your PS3. You can completely "Disable" it, you can allow remote connections only to access your "Files", you can restrict it only to remote control "Screen" or allow "Full" access for files and screen control.
  • The Remote Access Control provides 960x540 resolution (it doesn't depend on the remote PS3 resolution). The best results/quality and fastest response is achieved when server PS3 is running in 1920x1080.
  • To be able to use these features you have to configure your remote peers in "Settings" -> "Network Servers".
  • Any configured /net_host can be used for file access (PC and PS3) and for remote control (PS3)
  • If you are connecting to a PC you must have ps3netsrv application running on the PC side
  • If you wish to restrict access to your PS3 - change the setting in "Remote Access Permissions"
  • If you wish to connect to another PS3 configured as /net_host - use the "Connect to Another PS3" function in "Settings"

While connected to another PS3 you can 'minimize' the connection and work with your own PS3 and then resume the remote control. You will see the live minimized remote screen in the lower corner. To switch between local/remote control use [START]+[SQUARE].

To terminate a connection to a remote PS3 use [START]+[CIRCLE]. All other buttons you press will be sent to the remote PS3.

MANY thanks to aldostools for creating the PC application to connect to a remote-control-enabled PS3.

From aldostools comes a quick tutorial, as follows:

0- Run PARAM.SFO Edit.exe as Administrator to associate .SFO/.SFX extensions. Close it.
1- Backup your save data folder to a USB storage device (/PS3/SAVEDATA) or download them to the PC from /dev_hdd/home/0000000x/savedata via FTP
2- Backup your savedata folder in a ZIP/RAR/7z (just in case you make a mistak and corrupt your saves)
3- Start the Bruteforce and browse to your local savedata folder
4- Browse to a savedata with your account id and "Use PARAM.SFO as template" (you can do this manually copying the PARAM.SFO as "template.sfo" into the folder of Bruteforce)
5- Browse to a savedata with a foreign account id.
6- If the game has a key in the database it will be displayed, otherwise you will need to bruteforce it double clicking on the game and providing the ELF of the game (EBOOT or another self)
7- Once you have the key for the savedata to be resigned, press "Update Account ID" to update the PARAM.SFO with the account id in the template.
8- Press "Patch SFO" if the game is copy protected (it says YES in the Protected column)
9- Select all the files from the PFD using Ctrl+A and press "Decrypt PFD"
10- Use "Update PFD (Partial)" or "Update PFD (Partial update without Game setting) to update the hashes in the PFD. If you have the disc_hash_key for the game, you can use "Updae PFD (Full)".
11- Once the PFD is updated, select all files usingCtrl+A and press "Encrypt PFD"
12- Press "Verify PFD" to check if everything is OK.
13- Copy the resigned savedata to a USB storage device (/PS3/SAVEDATA) or transfer them from the PC to /dev_hdd/home/0000000x/savedata via FTP

Finally, from M@tsumot0: nice job master, i waiting for update STEALH version.

Put report_data.txt to your root usb go to install package file (Rogero 4.30 v2.03) on "APP_HOME/PS3_GAME" and push start for update your multiman 04.14.XX STEALTH to 04.15.00 STEALTH.


MultiMAN v04.15.00 with mmRAS: multiMAN Remote Access Service

MultiMAN v04.15.00 with mmRAS: multiMAN Remote Access Service

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#384 - hilongo - December 8, 2012 // 8:35 pm
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Check where are the things that dones't show in your MM ... Every game should reside in their own folder, all inside a GAMES folder in your internal (/dev/hd0) ...

As for the emulators, I guess they should be inside a folder called ROMS ... but right now I don't know if you need a folder inside for every emulator (FCEU, etc) ... I'll check it and add to this post ...

#383 - scott7seven - December 8, 2012 // 5:57 pm
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rogaro 430 the latest andmm 14.14.04

#382 - racer0018 - December 8, 2012 // 5:48 pm
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Ok first thing is first. Tell us what cfw and what ver. Of multiman. Thanks

#381 - scott7seven - December 8, 2012 // 2:39 pm
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my emulators and stuff used to show up in my games list in mm, now some of them dont, and some never did, ive tried refreshing everything and in settings, how do i get everything in my game folder on the int hard drive to show up in the games list in mm??

#380 - j0hnsmith - December 8, 2012 // 2:16 pm
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I recently updated from kmeaw 3.55 to rogero 4.30 v2.03 in order to install the multiman stealth update. Before this release, I read that ps ninja was still being used in order to achieve stealth while online. But now since multiman finally has this feature, is having this alone (meaning updating to latest multiman and incorporating the stealth update AND not installing it) enough to be pretty much safe online?

Please advise. Thanks!

#379 - PS4 News - December 5, 2012 // 10:48 am
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Today deank has updated multiMAN to version v04.14.04 for both CEX and Stealth / stealthMAN (20121205) with details below.

Download: multiMAN v04.14.04 UPD CEX (20121205) (3 MB) / multiMAN v04.14.04 UPD CEX (20121205) (Mirror) / multiMAN v04.14.04 UPD CEX (20121205) (Mirror #2) / multiMAN v04.14.04 STEALTH BASE (APP_HOME - 20121205) (18.54 MB) / multiMAN v04.14.04 STEALTH BASE (APP_HOME - 20121205) (Mirror) / multiMAN v04.14.04 UPD STEALTH (20121205) (1.76 MB) / multiMAN v04.14.04 UPD STEALTH (20121205) (Mirror) / multiMAN v04.14.04 UPD STEALTH (20121205) (Mirror #2) / multiMAN v04.14.04 French Translation and multiMAN v04.14.04 French Translation (Corrections) by winch03200


  • Added support for fixing 80010009 errors for games with updates (like FIFA 2013 v 1.04)
  • mM will check the game backup, the installed update (on internal HDD and in GAMEI on external USB HDD)
  • It will 'fix' all .self/.sprx files and EBOOT.BIN
  • This feature allows you to 'fix' game updates even if you play from the original BD game disc (install the update, load the game from the [disc] icon in mM and it will check if you have installed incompatible updates and will fix it)
  • This function works only for 4.21-4.30CFW
  • Added support for installing PKG files from NTFS drives in mmOS
  • Added support for installing game updates after download on 4.30CFW ROGERO 2.03
  • Improved display of game titles in all modes (no double refresh/redraw)
  • Fixed covers issue in 8x4 display mode

For the stealth version (stealthMAN) update online or:

  • Extract the RAR archive and copy report_data.txt to a USB stick/hdd
  • Update/Install from [* Install Package Files]

I'm compiling the latest Showtime which will be available for update online a bit later and it is also compatible with the stealthMAN (if regular mM is not installed).

I'll add a link for the BASE stealth version which will import all the settings from the regular multiMAN (if you didn't already delete it) - options.bin/ini/showtime settings and plugins. It will only work for first-time users of stealthMAN or if you delete stealthMAN via FTP while in [* Install Package Files] and use the new report_data.txt which will be available soon.

Showtime 4.1.272 for mM available for online update for all mM versions.

Showtime Standalone (CEX) Download: Showtime 04.01.272 [CEX].pkg (6.31 MB)

Showtime Standalone (DEX) Download: Showtime 04.01.272 [DEX].pkg (6.37 MB)

Here is something some of you may find useful: Some of you used "Network Servers" option in "Settings" to connect to a PC running ps3netsrv to copy files, play ROMs, play music or view pictures. Now it is possible to connect to ANOTHER PS3 (running mM 04.15.00) be it in your local LAN or anywhere in the world.

  • You can copy/share data with another PS3 if the 'server' PS3 is running mM 04.15.00 and the 'client' PS3 can be using mM 04.00.00 or later.
  • You can backup games directly from the BD Disc of the server PS3, view photos, play music, install PKG files, copy games, access all devices connected to the server PS3, if you're on cobra cfw you can even play PS1/PS3 games or Blu-ray/DVD movies stored on the server PS3.
  • You can transfer game backups, movies and data from one PS3 to another without a USB drive or PC.

All in all - you can transfer/share data between to PS3s on CFW via the /net_host feature of multiMAN.

Just a side note... While improving the /net_host features to connect to a PC or/and other PS3 systems, I made a step further and added 'remote control' which allows you to interact with another PS3 running mM via remote screen. Remote screen can be full-screen or 'minimized' like in the screenshot (the minimized window is updated in real time)

It means that you connect to a friend's PS3 and help him if you're more experienced with mM or just have fun controlling your other PS3s in the house. Both sides must run compatible multiMAN versions (04.15.00 or later).

p.s. All /net_host communications are enhanced and fast - it is now possible to browse a remote PC with over 2000 ROMs/pictures/videos from the game modes (or mmOS) in a flash. Loading retro ROM covers is now greatly improved and loading remote folders is done in one pass like in early mM versions so browsing is seamless over network (to a PS3 or a PC). So many things in 04.15.00 to follow...

#378 - StanSmith - December 4, 2012 // 9:35 am
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Can I put in a request to DeanK for MultiMan. Can you restore the 8x4 screen to the way it always was as the new way is crap. You can no longer press O then quit, its got extra icons that crash the system (disc icon with no disc in the drive) and a huge refresh icon, its not needed.

I've just downgraded to 4.13 as all 4.14 so far has problems. The USB refresh when you choose a game and the 8x4 screen problems was enough for me to downgrade and not want to update till they are fixed. 4.14 does have some bugs fixed that 4.13 has but these problems out way the little bugs.

And HOW can I get it to stop telling me there is an update? I'm not going to update so I don't want to see that message everytime I load it up.

#377 - PS4 News - December 4, 2012 // 8:59 am
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Today deank has released multiMAN version 04.14.03 Stealth (20121204) for those interested, with details below as follows:

Download: multiMAN v04.14.03 Stealth (20121204) (APP_HOME - 18.55 MB) / multiMAN v04.14.03 Stealth (20121204) (Mirror) / multiMAN v04.14.03 Stealth (20121204) (Mirror #2) / multiMAN v04.14.03 Stealth (20121204) (Mirror #3) / multiMAN v04.14.03 Stealth (20121204) (Mirror #4) / multiMAN v04.14.03 Stealth (20121204) (Mirror #5) / multiMAN v04.14.03 Stealth (20121204) (Mirror #6) / multiMAN v04.14.03 Stealth (20121204) (Mirror #7) / multiMAN v04.14.03 Stealth (20121204) (Mirror #8) / multiMAN v04.14.03 Stealth (20121204) (Mirror #9) / multiMAN v04.14.03 Stealth (20121204) (Mirror #10) / multiMAN v04.14.03 Stealth (20121204) (Mirror #11) / multiMAN v04.14.03 Stealth (20121204) (Mirror #12)

For 4.30CFW ROGERO version 2.03:

How to install:

Method #1:

  • Copy installPKG.pkg and report_data.txt to the root of a USB stick/drive
  • Install "installPKG", reboot, install from the bubble
  • Start [* Install Package Files] standalone from the icon in XMB (not from /app_home)
  • It should look as in the screenshot
  • Press [START] to "Update and Load Stealth multiMAN"

Method #2:

  • Rename report_data.txt to anyFileName.self and Copy to USB stick or PS3 HDD
  • Use multiMAN mmOS, locate the file and double-click on it
  • mM stealth will install and start

Once you booted stealth mM at least once you can safely delete the 'regular' mM from XMB if you wish. You can delete the standalone [* Install Package Files] application from XMB if you wish.

How to load the stealth multiMAN:

1) Restart your PS3
2) Go go /app_home (which will change to the last game you loaded or to [* Install Package Files]) and press [X]
3) If you hold [SELECT] pressed it will load stealth multiMAN directly.

The updated [* Install Package Files] supports the stealth multiMAN and you can launch it by pressing [SELECT].

The stealth multiMAN supports online update which doesn't require PKG file installation and is a seamless process.

Q: Why is it stealth?

  • It is not present in XMB (not present in /dev_hdd0/game/*) but spawned in /dev_hdd0/tmp/game_repo/ instead
  • Each time the /app_home (* Install Package Files) gets different TITLE ID and TITLE NAME
  • Every time you load a game it will change the TITLE of /app_home thus not looking suspicious
  • You can use mM while your XMB looks totally OFW (with no homebrew installed which may be detected)

I know that there are users on other than 4.30CFW firmwares that would also love to have the stealthMAN so I prepared an example PKG file.

It is for 03.40-04.30CFW and for those of you who LOVE to create non-working mM stealth versions with different title ids

Download: stealthMAN-[Greed Corp].pkg (BASIC - 22.03 MB) / stealthMAN-[Greed Corp].pkg (Mirror) / stealthMAN-[Greed Corp].pkg (Mirror #2) / stealthMAN-[Greed Corp].pkg (Mirror #3)

The package file contains:

  • data

If you wish to create your own stealth version, repack the pkg with your changes to the PARAM.SFO / CONTENT-ID. Do not modify "data" file! Any stealth version will be able to update online and is 100% compatible/feature-like the standard mM. Still, the best way to be really stealth is to be on 4.30CFW ROGERO ver 2.03 and use the stealth version above.

I try to support any reliable firmwares out there and these are 3.41/KMEAW/REBUG/ROGERO, no matter what the version/CFW is.

mM works on all - it is that some firmwares give some cool stuff and other firmwares give you some other. If you're a gamer - go for 4.30... If you're a 'tweaker' - use 4.21 REX. I'm on 4.21 REX but it doesn't mean anything, because I don't really have games or time to play.

Finally, from CaptainCPS-X: I have found something but I don't know if you could fix this issue, whenever I run stealth multiMAN from the new Install Package (not standalone) and I quit back to XMB I cannot access the "Install Package" option on the XMB again until I reboot the PS3.

Hope it can be fixed, thanks in advance! PS3 Model: CECH-E01 (BC / NAND) FW: Rogero CFW 4.30 (v2.03). Btw, the bug is not a permanent one, it happens when the following conditions are met:

1- After installing the new multiMAN Stealth and launching it at least once.
2- Remove multiMAN from XBM as recommended in the readme.
3- Remove the Standalone "Install Package" from XMB.
4- Load the new updated "Install Packages" from "app_home"
5- Load multiMAN by pressing "select"
6- Quit multiMAN normally

Now, everytime you do step 4 to 6 you will end up in the XMB without being able to access the "Install Packages" from "app_home" anymore. Unless of course you reboot the PS3, when you do that the "Install Package" will be mounted back to "app_home".

From deank: It is not a bug and that's how it works because /app_home can be either used by a game or the build-in [* Install Package Files]. The only thing I can change is to 'remount' [* IPF] if you quit mM without loading a game.

Download: multiMAN v04.14.03 Stealth (20121205) (18.54 MB)

You can start stealthMAN while holding L2+R2 to go to debug mode and then update from within the app.

  • "Do you want to enable [* Install Package Files] in /app_home?" prompt will appear when you try to quit mM
  • When downloading game updates after download completes it will open the menu to select PKG files for queuing

#376 - PS4 News - December 3, 2012 // 4:33 am
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Today the infamous Max Louarn's Cobra Team has announced they are officially entering the PS3 Optical Drive Emulator (ODE) market similar to PS3 3K3y as they apparently feel this is the next way they can con unsuspecting PlayStation 3 scene users into blowing money on unnecessary devices so they can profit as they did with the DRM-infected TB dongle months ago.

Short of a few images from their sites ( / and brief description, not much is available on the device yet:

The website for the most advanced PS3 Optical Drive Emulator will be launched soon! Come back soon for further updates, details of features and information.

From their marketing frontman Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA): "We all heard of the upcoming '3k3y' device, but now the market for installing an ODE in the PS3 scene world is heating up as the world's famous Team Cobra behind the Cobra-USB dongle is now going to be producing an Cobra-ODE for playing all your backup PS3 Blu-Ray Game Disc Images directly from any HDD without the need to have your PS3 console on 'custom firmware', which they claim will be 'most advanced PS3 Optical Drive Emulator' ever.

No more information is available at the moment, except what is on their official websites, but stay tuned as we bring you more exclusive news!"

His latest spin doctor attempt: "To the three people and dozens more that will reply causing a 'flame war'. Answer me this, how can HARDWARE be free? An ODE is not a DRM dongle it is interface between the ps3 and blu-ray drive, making the PS3 think it is talking to the actual blu-ray drive, not HDD, allowing you to use ORIGINAL FIRMWARE.

Even if the 'scene' released the info for FREE on how to do this, like the Glitch'ing on the X360, you would still have to build a PCBoard, buy the parts and solder it together, and flash an asic with the code, it might be little cheaper but still would cost money.

There is already CFW for FREE, this device is just another option for those wishing to play backups using OFW. No one is forcing you to read this topic or buy this hardware. Again it is not dongle. -- As for updating the firmware for cobra-usb dongle, i heard it was in the works, not sure if any update, i will ask."

Needless to say, those who preach about additional hardware being required to play PS3 games (silly wabbits ) with the advent of PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware a few years ago have vested interests in profiting from it. The same sheep who bought into TB will be suckered into this device that will mysteriously disappear once they cash in on the new fad they are peddling and then release free PS3 scene game cracks under various pseudonyms. In a nutshell: don't fall for these con-artists, save your money and wait for free PS3 scene solutions instead.

#375 - ricopico - December 2, 2012 // 9:19 am
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Is it likely that MM/Showtime will ever be updated to allow for BD iso playback from harddrive, akin to the cobra USB functionality, or is that something which a cobra is physically required?